FAQ

Exterior Doors

River City entry and exterior doors are built to meet the National Building Code of Canada as well as North American Fenestration Standards. The structural integrity of our doors is borne out by rigorous lab testing, conducted by the Quality Auditing Institute.

Our doors come with heavy-duty ball bearing hinges and thermal breaks. This ensures high performance in cold climates with radical temperature swings. When you want transoms or sidelites as part of your design, we pay special attention to jamb construction. Glass is normally a dual pane, low-E, argon-filled, tempered sealed unit. Triple pane glass is available upon request.

At River City Woodworks, we make an integral entry unit, rather than compiling independent parts, an approach often used by high volume manufacturers. We use engineered stiles and rails, also known as frames and panels, to prevent warping, twisting or splitting. More important of all is the care and attention to detail we lavish onto every aspect of door design, construction, finishing and delivery.

The Investment

A single, finished, pre-hung exterior wood door can cost as little as $4000 Canadian. Typically, our clients invest $6000 and up. Keep in mind as you plan – simple, clear glass transoms cost approximately $1000; clear glass sidelites cost approximately $1000 per side.